just working for ’em

if you tip your hat

I’m likely to

tip my hand


and let those words on the tip-

of my tongue-

slide right off and

tip you off



the scales

and leave me slipping all over the iceberg,

the tip of which only you can see.


Here’s a tip-

if you let my chin rest



on your fingertips


you can find a way to

tip my head

and kiss away all this pain


I’ll get the bill-

If you’d consider offering me more than 20 percent.


I adore people like Marian and Whismygizmo who can write such incredible poetry.

I’m not as talented as my incredible friends but I hope you enjoyed this all the same. 

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Kirsten is a wife after years of dating, a mom after years of infertility & a lover of shoes, words, NYC and TV dramas. A storyteller and daydreamer at heart, this is the place where her stories come to be told. Thanks for visiting.


  1. You write lovely, evocative poetry. This flowed, almost as if it were set to music!
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  2. I LOVE this! All the many “tip” references are fantastic. The spacing, spill of words falls perfectly. And that last line is a stunner. Wonderful.
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  3. clever girl! love this.
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  4. you always write so beautifully. This is no exception!
    I haven’t tried poetry.. brave girl.
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  5. You are kidding yourself! You can write this stuff with the best of them! This was bittersweet! Loved it.
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  6. A great use of wordplay on that tip .. a great word to use and elaborate on a word on a theme like this with great metaphors.
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